Poisoning of feral Rock Pigeons (Columba livia) takes place quite often in housing estates, a means of pest control carried out by town councils in response to complaints from residents about pigeons.
Source: Ryuuko Ookami, on Nature Society Facebook Group
I found these pitiful dead birds near Blk 601 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5.
Source: Singapore Birders Facebook
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia), NUS, 15 Jun 2015
Source: David Tan Instagram
A friend, Sharon S. Lim, found a number of bodies of Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) and a Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) around 442 Sin Ming Avenue. I suspect someone poisoned them, anyone know what can we do? All have been cleared by NEA contractors.
It turned out that the Town Council in the area was carrying out culling of Rock Pigeons, and that other bird species also ended up consuming the poisoned bait.
On Halloween night, we have to say that one the scariest things for our officers (and the animals) is to find an animal stuck on glue. Thankfully, Abracadabra, the Feral Pigeon (Columba livia) was released following a couple of cleaning sessions. But Carmen, the Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) rescued today, has gotten very badly stuck to the glue, and we hope that Carmen pulls through this.
Please, please help to spread the word not to use glue boards/traps for any animals
Pearl, a young Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) was rescued with severe injuries to her head, and eyes – possibly from another animal attack. Our hearts sank looking at the injuries and the pain, despite such fights being natural in the wild world. Even though we had hope to treat the injuries, Pearl was already very thin and unfortunately she did not make it through the night.